John Harrell

john harrell american shakespeare center
Actor-Manager (Text)

THIS SEASON: Sir Toby Belch in Twelfth Night; Iago in Othello

PREVIOUSLY WITH ASC: 26 seasons and over 200 roles including Falstaff in Henry IV, Parts 1 & 2; Brutus in Julius Caesar; Guildenstern in Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead; Shylock in The Merchant of Venice; Orsino (2016) and Malvolio (2010) in Twelfth Night; Gloucester in King Lear; Dromio of Syracuse in The Comedy of Errors; Touchstone in As You Like It; Dogberry in Much Ado about Nothing; Lady Bracknell in The Importance of Being Earnest; Oberon (2015) and Bottom (2009) in A Midsummer Night’s Dream; and the title roles in Cyrano de Bergerac, King John, Hamlet, Julius Caesar, Richard II, and Richard III

OTHER THEATRE: Le Beau, Amiens in As You Like It; Wabash in Shakespeare in Love (Utah Shakespeare Festival); Sergius in Arms and the Man (Theatre Gael, Atlanta, GA); Co-founder of Foolery in Charlottesville, VA

AWARDS: Most Innovative Production—BBC Radio, for Foolery’s 1997 Cyrano de Bergerac at Edinburgh

EDUCATION: BA in English, James Madison University